Bird from the Book of Kells. This looks like it could be a goose. The wild goose was the Celtic Christian symbol for the Holy Spirit. One could take this pose, put a peacock crest on it, and make the tail feathers long peacock feathers for a pretty image.
"Trinity College Library, Dublin - the smell of old books is amazing : )" Is there anything as beautiful as a library? And just think, at this point if you started reading that library, you would not live to finish it. At least, not at my speed.
Turning Darkness Into Light: Truth and Magic in the Story of a Book
Chi-Rho from The Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament, together with various prefatory texts and tables. It was created by Celtic monks ca.